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alloy
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Jane Eyre
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  • I was silent; Helen had calmed me; but in the tranquillity she imparted there was an alloy of inexpressible sadness.
  • "I believe you will accept the post I offer you," said he, "and hold it for a while: not permanently, though: any more than I could permanently keep the narrow and narrowing — the tranquil, hidden office of English country incumbent; for in your nature is an alloy as detrimental to repose as that in mine, though of a different kind."

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